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Corporate Governance

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News

FD of Scandal-hit Quindell quits

Quindell finance director Laurence Moorse exits the board a day after joint broker Canaccord Genuity ends its relationship with the business

18 Nov 2014

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AA anoints Clarke as new CFO

Ex-private equity executive at Perima - which jointly owned the AA for 10 years since 2004 - will take over from Andy Boland

14 Nov 2014

News

ICAEW calls for fundamental changes in corporate governance

The institute slammed the debate around corporate governance as being "too focused on boards" and "unable to address current concerns about company culture and behaviour"

12 Nov 2014

News

£1.5bn writedown sees Serco go cap in hand to the market

Outsourcer faces huge writedown; covenant negotiations; and rights issue as poor contract controls and strategic blunders take their toll

10 Nov 2014

Analysis

Tesco's fall from grace compounded by accounting blunder

Tesco's accounting debacle has set the supermarket back a long way, but does it have the wherewithal to bounce back? asks Chris Warmoll

17 Oct 2014

Opinion

Leader: Reporting watchdog needs sharper teeth

The FRC must be granted powers to compel companies to give it access to internal documents, rather than the voluntary basis that currently exists

06 Oct 2014

News

Accounting watchdog criticised over lack of SME representation

FRC lacks SME representation on its board and councils, ICAEW council member claims

03 Oct 2014

Analysis

FRC reaches compromise rather than consensus over going concern

The certainty investors are looking for may still elude them under revised going concern guidance

03 Oct 2014

Feature

30 years of FD: Playing favourites

Recent incumbents of the Financial Director editor’s hotseat tell us which issues are their favourites – and why

29 Sep 2014

Blog

Predicting the future is a job for soothsayers, not directors

There is too much volatility in world markets for predictions more than 12 months hence to be anything other than guesswork

19 Sep 2014

News

Businesses breath sigh of relief over Scotland 'no' vote

Businesses welcome 'no' vote but further constitutional change is very likely following the clear result of the referendum

19 Sep 2014

Analysis

New AA FD will hope governance potholes are filled

With AA CFO Andy Boland to leave the newly-listed business alongside the departure of its CEO, will governance concerns be answered prior to a new finance chief's arrival?

12 Sep 2014

Opinion

Agrarian revolution: The Rural Payments Agency's accounts

The Rural Payments Agency's FD talks of its successful efforts to avoid another set of qualified accounts

03 Sep 2014

News

Standard Life: Still no clarity on Scottish vote

Financial services firm notes none of its concerns over Scottish independence have been addressed, less than two months before vote

07 Aug 2014

News

KPMG retains £12m Old Mutual audit contract

The firm will be reappointed to continue its work after 2016, following the bank’s tender

07 Aug 2014

News

FRC warns of ‘engagement deficit’ among investors

FRC raises concerns of emerging "engagement deficit" among investors in mid-market companies

17 Jul 2014

Blog

Fifa must red-card its old-fashioned governance structure

Fifa's current governance arrangements have proved unable to deliver effective leadership, accountability, transparency, clean business practices and public confidence

11 Jul 2014

News

British Land's Bell part of revamped Rotork governance

Lucinda Bell joins Rotork as a non-executive, as manufacturer continues to update its board

11 Jul 2014

Feature

The Uncooperative: How the Co-op found itself in a governance crisis

The governance and management of the Co-operative Group has been damned in two separate reviews. Richard Crump looks at where it can go from here

23 Jun 2014

News

Investors back FRC plan to stem ever-increasing exec pay

Removal of 'attract, retain and motivate' policy will ease the “ratcheting up” of executive pay, investors say

18 Jun 2014

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